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Choose your Username.  For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor, NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either).  Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username.  While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's full length documentary "Making a Sailor": This video follows four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor (Full Length Documentary - 2018)

Boot Camp: Behind the Scenes at RTC

...and visit - America's Navy and also Navy Live - The Official Blog of the Navy to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Follow this link for OPSEC Guidelines:



**UPDATE 4/26/2022** Effective with the May 6, 2022 PIR 4 guests will be allowed.  Still must be fully vaccinated to attend.

**UPDATE as of 11/10/2022 PIR vaccination is no longer required.

**UPDATE 7/29/2021** You now must be fully vaccinated in order to attend PIR:

In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  


RTC Graduation

**UPDATE 8/25/2022 - MASK MANDATE IS LIFTED.  Vaccinations still required.

**UPDATE 11/10/22 PIR - Vaccinations no longer required.


Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. Tickets are now issued for all guests, and all guests must have a ticket to enter base. A separate parking pass is no longer needed to drive on to base for parking.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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Click here to learn common Navy terms and acronyms!  (Hint:  When you can speak an entire sentence using only acronyms and one verb, you're truly a Navy mom.)

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Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy.


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Dianne replied to MANDY's discussion 'leave after A/C school-- orders are confusing' in the group Great Lakes A School Q&A
"I can share my experience with my son - he finished Boot camp on 1/4/19. Stayed in Great Lakes for A School and completed on April 24.  He was notified he'd be on the USS WASP and would leave to Sasebo Japan. He was given a report date (to…"
Aug 13, 2019
MANDY added a discussion to the group Great Lakes A School Q&A

leave after A/C school-- orders are confusing

my son is in A school now in pensacola Fl--he is set to finish on 9/6/19 and was told he starts 26 days of c school after that-- he is being stationed on the USS ronald Reagan in Japan-- his orders state he leaves for Sandiego on 9/30/2019- which would only give him 19 days in C school-- and they also say he will have 102 days in Sandiego-- leaving for japan on Dec 4th 2019-- but thats only 64 days in Sandiego-- also he says he isnt sure he is getting the 10 days leave we were expecting after C…See More
Aug 13, 2019
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) replied to MANDY's discussion 'picking up PIR tickets' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"This is from the RTC website: STEP 3: Pick up your tickets for the graduation ceremony TICKETING: Everyone who is planning on attending a graduation ceremony MUST personally obtain a ticket, which will be distributed at the…"
May 29, 2019
Phoenixmom replied to MANDY's discussion 'picking up PIR tickets' in the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)
"Hi Mandy, Taking his Birth certificate and maybe social should work, Maybe a High school ID with his picture and name."
May 29, 2019
MANDY added a discussion to the group Boot Camp Moms (and loved ones)

picking up PIR tickets

My son left for boot camp on 5/24/2019-- after reading posts on this website about having an ID to pick up tickets for PIR, I have a question.  My other son is 16 and does not have an ID or a drivers license.  Will we need to go get him an ID to get his ticket, or will his birth certificate work?  TIASee More
May 29, 2019
B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) left a comment for MANDY
"Welcome to!    Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community…"
May 22, 2019

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At 1:49am on August 14, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Make at least change 3 at the bottom of OPSEC and PERSEC (Making Changes to Your Profile) (clickable link) and change the Privacy Settings for this page from "Anyone" to "Members." 

There may be other changes you need to make as well, so read and consider each of the changes. 

Since you have a Sailor, you can change "At Boot Camp now" above to “Enlisted.” 

Also update your "A little about me:" section to indicate that you have a Sailor. ("I am the mom of a Sailor." or "My son is a Sailor.") Keep it general and you won't have to update it often.

If you get an error message, then look at the area/s in the error message and unclick all of the choices in the area/s and make choices closer to the question/s. Some choices may have changed since you joined.

At 1:46am on August 14, 2019, lemonelephant said…

Check out USS Ronald Reagan Families, CARRIER Families!, Yokosuka, Japan Moms and/or Japan Mom's. You may also want to check out This is an interesting site,

You may want to check out Pensacola, FL A School: NAS and Corry StationWhat rating (job) is he in "A" School for? There may be a group for it as well.

At 4:21pm on May 22, 2019, B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN(Vet) said…

Welcome to!   

Head to “Settings” on the main page right away to add a profile image (no last names visible, please) and complete your Profile. Then - and this is important! - read these Community Guidelines and this Operations Security (OPSEC) Checklist, for the safety and privacy of all our Sailors.

Then jump right in!  Browse around the site and check out the groups and the information in their Discussion Forums.

Join this group for boot camp moms, where you'll also find a group for your Pass in Review (graduation) date; and this one for PIR Reference Information.  

Get a head start during boot camp by joining groups for, and learning about, your Sailor's occupational specialty and "A" School; and later your Sailor's duty station and/or Navy ship and homeport. You can also join groups for your own state, region or home town and interests from getting ready for deployment to care package ideas!

Please say Hi when you join a group, and feel free to ask any and all questions - everyone was new once, and there is no "dumb" question. 

This site was created by the U.S. Navy just for you, and we look forward to getting to know you and your Sailor.  

Welcome to the NAVY family - we're so glad you're here!!

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